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1st SFAB To Be Equipped With Harris Radios

As we’ve told you in the past, the Army’s newest Brigade is getting the latest and greatest hardware. Harris Communications recently announced a contract to supply radios to Fort Benning’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.

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They are receiving the Falcon III AN/PRC-152A wideband networking handheld radios, AN/PRC-117G multi-band networking manpack radios and AN/PRC-160 high-frequency manpack radios, equipped with Soldier Radio Waveform and the Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform.

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Recently, 1st SFAB’s Combat Advisors were issued Crye Precision Adaptive Vest System armor vests. They are also next up for fielding the Army’s new M17 Modular Handgun System.

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12 Responses to “1st SFAB To Be Equipped With Harris Radios”

  1. TominVA says:

    Intuitive interface as usual (sarcasm very much intended).

  2. Horshack says:

    My TL says that these guys are the same as special Forces guys so why not just give them a green beret and start a special Forces group on fort bennimg? My TL would have gone special Forces but he blew his knee out on some secret op at desert storm.

  3. B M says:

    So, how long before they cut SF since SFAB “is basically the same thing and cheaper”?

  4. Manimal says:

    Dear SFAB,
    You’re welcome for all of the laterally transferred 152s.
    -Salty 101st Soldier

    • Nobody says:

      Yeah, came here to say this. Really pleased that I no longer have sufficient radios and they’re now MBITRs at best.

  5. Chris says:

    Not to be a total dick, but the title of this post should have just read:

    “1st SFAB To Be Equipped With Equipment Available to Regular Units Since 2010”.

    • lcpl1066 says:

      PBS Newshour showed guys participating in a field problem with NATO tonight. Guys are still rocking MBITRs

      • Nobody says:

        Yeah the 101st is rocking ASIPs and MBITRs since we just transferred all our 152s to these people.

  6. Steve says:

    This is good news; the SFABs will be able to communicate seamlessly with SEDENA and SEMAR, to whom we’ve provided hundreds of Harris radios over the last 7 or so years.